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community

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Route 66

Avigail Moss.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art of the United States. 324 words.

[US Route 66; US 66]

Iconic North American highway in use from 1926 to 1985. US Route 66 was built in response to the massive increase in the number of automobiles on the road...

Toronto

George Kapelos.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art of the United States. 1478 words.

[formerly York]

Capital city of the Canadian province of Ontario. It is situated on the north-western shore of Lake Ontario between the mouths of the rivers Humber and Don. Its...

Providence

W. McKenzie Woodward.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art of the United States. 832 words.

Capital of and largest city in Rhode Island, USA. It is also the state’s commercial centre and a major port, situated at the head of Narragansett Bay and at the confluence of three...

Ottawa

Harold Kalman and Christopher A. Thomas.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art of the United States. 1830 words.

[formerly Bytown]

Capital of Canada, located in eastern Ontario on the south bank of the Ottawa River, 200 km west of Montreal. In 1986 the city had a population of 300,763, with...

Greenland

Michael Tucker.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art of the United States. 876 words.

[Green. Kalaallit Nunaat]

Island to the north-east of North America. Bordered by the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans, it is the second largest island in the world. Five-sixths...

Boston

Leland M. Roth, Stephen F. Thorpe and Jeannine Falino.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art of the United States. 10589 words.

American city, capital, and financial and commercial centre of Massachusetts on the north-east coast of the USA. With an excellent natural harbour, it is the main port and largest...

Atlanta

Robert M. Craig.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art of the United States. 1291 words.

North American city and capital of the state of Georgia. Situated in the foothills of the Appalachians, Atlanta was established in 1837 and has been the state capital since 1868; the...

Weir family

Mark W. Sullivan, Betsy Fahlman and Doreen Bolger.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art of the United States. 2198 words.

American family of artists and teachers .

Mark W. Sullivan

(b New York, June 18, 1803; d New York, May 1, 1889).

Painter and...

Shopping centre

Meredith L. Clausen.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Art of the United States. 2306 words.

Group of retail facilities planned, developed, and operated under a single ownership within a unified complex. Originating in the USA in the 1920s, the shopping centre is a wholly...

Group Material

Danielle Peltakian.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online September 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art of the United States; 20th-Century Art. 486 words.

American artists’ collective based in New York City and active from 1979 to 1996. Group Material, which included several students of conceptual artist Joseph Kosuth, maintained no strict...

Judson Gallery

Julia Robinson.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online February 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art of the United States; 20th-Century Art. 447 words.

American art gallery in New York. Established in the mid-1950s in the Judson Memorial Church at 239 Thompson Street at the south side of Washington Square in New York City as part of...

Colab

Mary M. Tinti.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online February 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art of the United States; 20th-Century Art. 621 words.

[Collaborative Projects, Inc.]

American avant-garde, mix-gendered artist group formed in New York City in 1977. Colab engaged in open arts and political dialogue across...

Los Angeles

David Gebhard, Nancy Dustin Wall Moure and Nizan Shaked.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art of the United States; Latin American and Caribbean Art. 7014 words.

North American city and seat of Los Angeles County, California. It is located on the Pacific coast in the southern part of the state, c. 600 km south of San Francisco and just over 200...

Columbian Society of Artists

Wendy Bellion.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online February 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art of the United States; 19th-Century Art. 511 words.

American artists’ society, active in Philadelphia from 1810 to 1820. The Columbian Society of Artists (CSA) was a professional association founded by a group of Philadelphia artists in...

Myers, Datus E.

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; 20th-Century Art; Art of the United States. 47 words.

American, 20th century, male.

Born 29 September 1879, in Jefferson (Oregon); died 1960.

Painter. Genre scenes, figures.

Datus E. Myers studied in the art and...

Molinary, Marie

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; 20th-Century Art; Art of the United States. 50 words.

American, 20th century, female.

Born 1866, in New Orleans; died 1948.

Painter. Landscapes, seascapes.

Marie Seebold Molinary was a pupil of W. Chase and of Andres...

Hujar, Peter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online July 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; 20th-Century Art; Art of the United States. 346 words.

American, 20th century, male.

Born 11 October 1934, in Trenton, New Jersey; died 26 November 1987, in New York City.

Photographer. Portraits.

Peter Hujar...

Gardner, Alexander

Makeda Best.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; Art of the United States; 19th-Century Art. 1085 words.

(b Paisley, Scotland, Oct 17, 1821; d Washington, DC, Dec 11, 1882).

American photographer of Scottish birth. Following his father’s death around 1828, Gardner’s family...

Public housing in the United States

Margaret Garb.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Art of the United States; 20th-Century Art; Contemporary Art. 1327 words.

Public housing, typically dwellings for working-class and lower-income residents built and maintained by the state, emerged from the ideals of Progressive-era urban reformers seeking to...

Siegel Diamond Architects

Walter Smith.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Art of the United States; 20th-Century Art; Contemporary Art. 331 words.

American architectural partnership founded in Los Angeles in 1985 by Margot Siegel (b Germany, 7 Feb 1932) and Katherine Diamond (b Chicago, 9 April 1954). Siegel received her...